The March 20 Tarawera Ultra. from Rotorua to Kawerau in New Zealand is shaping up to be a real international affair. With 70+ entrants, the field is already larger than the inaugural event held in 2009. Currently, runners are signed up from the UK, Hong Kong, Australia, USA and a big contingent of Kiwis. There’s a truckload of runners traveling up from the southIsland too says Race director, Paul Charteris. The most popular distance is the 100k run.
The 2nd annual Tarawera Ultramarathon is a 100k, 50-mile (80k) or 60k trail ultra. run in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. Along way runners pass through exotic forestry, native bush, lakes, waterfalls and follow a beautiful river.
The event website is at: http://www.taraweraultra.co.nz/